GSN Review: Black Button Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Available in the Rochester and Buffalo, NY tasting rooms only, Black Button recently announced the release of their Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Based on a recipe from before the era of prohibition, the whiskey is aged for a minimum of three years.

Quantities on this distillery exclusive spirit are extremely limited. The only way to get your hands on a bottle is to stop by one of their tasting rooms. There is a limit of 2 bottles per customer.

Founded in 2012 by Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling is a New York State licensed Farm Distillery that uses over 90% New York State all-natural ingredients to make all of their spirits. Every batch is distilled from local NY grains that we proudly source from Edgewood Farms, located just south of Conesus Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region.

Black Button Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey (92 proof)
Visual: Darkening copper.
Nose: Sweet, deep notes of oak char, malt, new leather, cornbread and raisin.
Taste: Sweet, warm summery notes of corn and grain with a hearty and approachable meld. The flavor is quite balanced and markedly traditional. Slight caramel and vanilla, but held in check with a cask forward finish.
Finish: Long, sweet and with an even fade.
Overall: Everything it’s supposed to be. A character driven, yet eminently smooth bourbon. Perfect for Mint Juleps or Manhattans. We found ourselves going back to this one countless times.
GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Black Button Distilling

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